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Lambley Farmhouse and Adjacent Outbuildings, Coanwood

Description: Lambley Farmhouse and Adjacent Outbuildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 August 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 240243

OS Grid Reference: NY6742559411
OS Grid Coordinates: 367425, 559411
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9283, -2.5098

Location: Coanwood, Northumberland CA8 7LQ

Locality: Coanwood
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: CA8 7LQ

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Listing Text


6/124 Lambley Farmhouse and
adjacent outbuildings


House C16 or early C17, perhaps incorporating medieval fabric, outshut added C18,
facade remodelled late C18 or early C19, altered later Cl9 and C20; outbuildings
late C16 or early C17,altered. Squared stone (re-used from the medieval priory),
rubble dressings, slate roofs. 2 storeys, 5 bays, symmetrical. Central renewed
door with latticed overlight, flanked by C20 margined sashes. 1st floor has 5
C20 sash windows in old openings. Coped gables, left end stack brick, right end
stack stone. Lower outbuildings to right in two sections; first part 2 storeys,
2 irregular bays. C20 window with small C17 chamfered window to left. 1st floor
2 C20 sashes with small C17 window to left. Second part 2 storeys, 1 wide bay.
central boarded door with truncated triangular head and heavy dressings, probably
re-set. Above and to left boarded pitching door; below eaves a long line of
pigeon holes with alighting band beneath. Left return shows re-used medieval
voussoirs. Rear elevation: outbuilding to left has boarded door in C17 chamfered
surround. Interior; internal west wall of eastern outbuilding has blocked ogee-
headed niche and corbels above carrying fireplace, later cut through to form
doorway. Interior of house has one C18 fireplace with chamfered surround.

The site of the medieval Lambley priory, a Benedictine nunnery, is thought to
lie in the field south of the farm; sundry architectural fragments lie in the
house garden or have been re-used in the house and farm buildings. The present
house has walls over a metre thick which may be medieval.
The two sections of outbuilding to the east represent later dwellings
of bastle-house type, the second largely rebuilt.

Listing NGR: NY6742559411

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Source: English Heritage

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